International System of Units (SI) (Print On-Demand Edition) is a one-of-a-kind book. It provides detailed information on the metric system, its origin, history, and how the base and derived units were established.
The book has four chapters (Measurement Systems, the International System of Units, Metrication in the United States, and United States Metric Association), appendices, an afterword, and references. The book is principally aimed at educating students in the United States, but it will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys the popular sciences. This is a Print-On-Demand title. It has a CD-ROM companion (ISBN 978-0-8311-3466-2) for which publication has ceased.
|Publisher:||Industrial Press, Inc.|
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About the Author
Dr. Edmund Isakov. Ph.D., has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in metalworking. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering at the V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials (Kiev, Ukraine). He is known for his work in research, development and applications of cuttting tools for milling, turning and boring. Dr. Isakov has authored Mechanical Properties of Work Materials and numerous articles and papers on metalcutting. He holds several U.S. patents and numerous U.S.S.R Inventor's Certificates pertaining to carbide and diamond tools. during nearly two decades at Kennametal, Inc., he became a noted authority on the technical analysis of cutting tools. Dr. Isakov is now an independent consulant and manufacturing sciences writer based in Florida. He is a senior member of SME.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Measurement Systems
- Brief history of the English System
- Brief history of the Metric System
Chapter 2: International System of Units (SI)
- SI Base Units of Measurement
- SI Derived Units of Measurement
Chapter 3: Metrication in the United States
- Brief history
- Current usage of the metric units
Chapter 4: United States Metric Association (USMA)
- USMA establishment
- Brief history
- Summary of metric usage in the United States
Appendix 1: Signatories to the Meter Convention (Treaty of the Meter)
Appendix 2: Associate States of the CGPM
Appendix 3: CGPM Meetings
Appendix 4: Prefixes for Multiples and Submultiples of the SI units
Appendix 5: Medals awarded to scientists, after whom the units of measurement are named
Appendix 6: Standard Inductor Values
Appendix 7: The Sixteen Bronze Statues
Appendix 8: Temperature Conversion Formulas
Index – Biographical Names
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